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Articles Posted March 2015

St Patricks Day Dance

posted March 23, 2015
St Patricks Day DanceEast Suburban Citizens Advocacy Partnered with the Pennsylvania Connecting Communities to sponsor a St Patricks Day Dance. The groups collaborated with Integral Ballroom in Murrysville where the event was held for an evening of Irish music and Dance on March 16.

Election of ESCA Board Officers

posted March 21, 2015
At the most recent ESCA Board Meeting, election of officers were held with the following Results:

President - Donna Forys
Vice Presicent - Perry R Giovannelli
Secretary - Jill Krauza
Treasurer - William R Foster

ESCA looks forward to the leadership and direction of these newly elected officers.

Thank You - Retiring Board Members

posted March 11, 2015
ESCA wants to say "THANK YOU' to two board members who recently retired.

First, Joyce Clohessy was a board member from February 2002 through January, 2015. During that time, she served as President of the Board from 2011 until retiring from ESCA. When she wasn't busy with Board activities, Joyce was the Associate Professor of Human Services at Westmoreland Community College.

Next, Wanda Gerber served on the Board from May 2006 through December 2014. Wanda was heavily involved with the Girl Scouts of America and participated in many ESCA events over the years, most notably the Christmas Party where many of the scouts served our guests.

Again, ESCA shouts out a big "THANK YOU" for your years of service to our organization.

ESCA Participates in "End the "R" Event at Westmoreland Mall

posted March 11, 2015
ESCA Participates in "End the "R" Event at Westmoreland MallEast Suburban Citizen Advocacy (ESCA) participated in the 5th annual "End the R-Word" event on March 7th at Westmoreland Mall in Greensburg, PA. The event was highlighted by students from Clelian Heights who demonstrated their skills in DrumStix, led by their instructor, Colleen Bortz.
In addition, Glitter Dot the Clown, Mascots, interactive DJs, Activity tables, and entertaining Performances through the day were enjoyed by all who participated and attended.

The R-Word is the word "Retard(ed)". Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive, its offensive, and it's derogatory.

We ask people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful people-first language. We are to use the term "Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" or (IDD).

Building God's Kingdom through Disability Ministries

posted March 11, 2015
On Saturday April 11 from 9 am to 3:30 pm, Emily Colson from the Zanesville C&MA Church Alliance Development Fund, will be the Keynote speaker on the topic "Building God's Kingdom through Disability Ministries. The session will be held at Murrysville Alliance Church, 4130 Old William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, PA 15668. Registration begins at 8:30 am.

Registration Deadline is April 7, and the cost is $10 which includes lunch and materials. Please make payment by sending a Check made out to ZMCA. Send to :
Zanesville C&MA Church
545 Richey Road
Zanesville, OH 43701

Registration can also be done online at caringheartsdisabilityministries.org

For more information, contact Denise Phelps at 740-454-3210 or dkp.ycity@yahoo.com